Apple iPad 9.7 ″ 2018: model with pencil support presented

At a presentation in Chicago, Apple presented, among other things, a new iPad with a 9,7-inch display. The model is aimed both at regular consumers and specifically at educational institutions, teachers and trainers and the corresponding pupils and students. The new Apple iPad 9.7 ″ 2018 is outwardly identical to the previous year's model, but has built in faster hardware and supports the Apple Pencil as an input device. This makes it the first tablet from Apple outside of the Pro range that can be used with the Stylo. However, it is not included and must be purchased separately.

The new Apple iPad 9.7 "2018 is the first model outside of the Pro range to support the Pencil. Image source:
The new Apple iPad 9.7 ″ 2018 is the first model outside of the Pro range to support the Pencil. Image source:

Hands-on video from The Verge

As is well known, pictures say more than a thousand words. The new iPad is shown hands-on in this YouTube video from the specialist magazine "The Verge", which had representatives at the Chicago event. Using the Apple Pencil looks very smooth:

Apple iPad 9.7 ″ 2018 - Technical Specifications

We have a new 2018 tablet from Apple for teaching institutions, teachers, pupils, professors, students and the like already anticipated. Now it has been presented. But what's inside the machine? I have summarized that for you in the following list:

  • Device: apple ipad Tablet
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 240 mm x 169,5 mm x 7,5 mm
  • Weight: 469 g (Wi-Fi) or 478 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
  • Display: 9,7 inch multi-touch display (24,63 cm)
  • Resolution: 2.048 x 1.536 pixels with 264 ppi
  • Versions: Wi-Fi (only WLAN) or Wi-Fi + Cellular (with cellular network)
  • Colors: silver, gold, space gray
  • Storage: 32 GB or 128 GB
  • Input / output: on / off button, 3,5 mm jack connection, home button with Touch ID, Lightning connector, stereo speakers (bottom), nano SIM compartment, volume buttons, touch display with pencil support
  • Apple Pencil support: Yes
  • CPU / SoC: A10 Fusion Chip (64-bit) with M10 coprocessor
  • RAM / memory: LPDDR4 with? GB
  • GPU: PowerVR GT7600
  • Camera: 8 megapixel photo, 1080p video, f / 2,4
  • Front camera: 1,2 megapixels, 720p video, f / 2,2
  • Operating system: iOS 11
  • Battery: 32,40 Wh
  • Scope of delivery: Apple iPad 9,7 ″ 2018, Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter (power supply unit)
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Product page at Apple: View here

Price: What will the new iPad 2018 cost?

The new Apple iPad with 9,7 inch display and A10 Fusion Chip will be available from 349 EUR. Depending on the version with WLAN and possibly cellular network as well as with a larger memory, the price increases of course. Here is the overview for orientation:

  • 32 GB storage and Wi-Fi only: 349 EUR
  • 32 GB storage Wi-Fi + Cellular: 479 EUR
  • 128 GB storage and Wi-Fi only: 439 EUR
  • 128 GB storage Wi-Fi + Cellular: 569 EUR

There are probably discounts for schoolchildren and teaching institutions, at least in the USA. But that should also be possible in Germany. If you want to buy the new Apple iPad for your teaching job, as a pupil or student, then the best thing to do is to contact Apple or ask in a store what discounts are available.

Logitech accessories announced

Accessories for the new Apple iPad will come from Logitech, among others. A pencil alternative, for example, that should cost just $ 99 instead of EUR 99 or $ 49. There is also a case with a keyboard. This should help transform the iPad into a laptop and make word processing easier. You can see what it looks like in the video above;)

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